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Springing Ahead

Monday, March 11, 2013

The last time I blogged was December 31, 2013. It was about the New Year and my plans for being healthier, etc. Yeah, right. I don't think I lasted more than a day or two.

Truth be told, I am one lazy fat lady. I want to lose weight, yes, but I want the pounds to magically disapper. I don't want to have to work to get those pounds off--I merely want to wake up some morning and have them be gone.

That's not going to happen any more than I am going to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I have to be realisitic, the only way this is going to happen is to MAKE it happen, which involves working to be healthy and making much smarter decisions than I've made for the past I don't know how many years. I do know that adding up all the times I've lost 20, gained 30, lost 25, gained 40 through my life that I've probably gained and lost the equivalent of at least a person or two.

But the person at the inner core has not changed. Still looking for that pot of gold and the quick fix. There is none. That's the part I have to work hardest to change. If I can do that, the rest will come.

Today I reset my trackers. I've decided not to concentrate on the weight so much as the number of pounds lost. I've set a much smaller, finite goal. Lose 61 by the end of the year. According to SP, it is reasonable. I didn't get the "this is unsafe--please recalculate your goals". So...........let's see if I can do it this time.

I am springing ahead....................

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  • IOWAGRAMMA
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    2756 days ago
  • JAOTAO
    You can do this Karen .. you are a strong lady with a great sense of humor ... Use that to help you along your journey. As many have said, I've been there too. I guess we all get to that place where we wake up and realize we we're kidding ourselves. I support you in getting healthier. My ticker says pounds lost, I feel that motivates me more than what I currently weigh. emoticon
    2756 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    You and I both, Karen!
    My "goals" now are so loosely confined to a just :
    "Eat Healthier, Sleep Better, and Move Some Everyday". For me, that is the only way to go. I have been failing and feeling shame, for so long. But a few years ago I just stopped. Now I only count lbs. lost. I was over 500 lbs in '05. Got down to 390, pretty fast, and ..now I'm about 338. And it took me years to get here. So my mental message I am telling myself is "You are doing it!" Just Living, living healthier.

    So Spring Forward! Don't ever go back! emoticon

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    2756 days ago
  • JILL313
    Like almost everyone said we all are kindred spirits as well as friends as I could have written your blog I've been standing still but pretty much have left the "magic fix" behind me now. I've got to get back to South Beach as I lost weight on it and felt really good. I've been so lazy since Christmas when it comes to consistently exercising. I'm just so lazy about it even though I do like it and feel better once I do some. Believe me on our Team we're all pretty much working at it and we're all trying to lose pounds and get Healthier and I love the encouragement and friendship there. I keep meaning to answer your question on the chat, my dil's due date is 3/27 so little Emma could very well be the cutest little Easter gift for all of us. Take one day at a time and it's great your going to focus on losing some pounds and inches and by the end of the year I'd also be happy if I lose anywhere close to 50#s. I'm rooting for your success as well as my own. We Can Do this Karen as we both have a long life to look forward to and want to feel good and be as Healthy as possible! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hugs & Love,

    Jill
    2757 days ago
  • MNNICE
    You have all the time in the world to lose it - as long as you keep moving forward and getting back on track one more time than you fall off of it, you will get to your goals! Persistence pays!
    2757 days ago
  • TXMEMAW6
    Welcome back, Karen. I'm right there with you on the lose then gain wagon. I, too, would love to find that quick fix, but, alas, I don't think it exists. Good luck and just take it one day at a time. That's all we're given, so let's make the best of it and keep pushing towards our goals.
    Hugs,
    Sharon
    2757 days ago
  • BELDONDOG1
    Karen, you are such a strong, "go get 'em" kinda lady and we all know you can do this. And what if you can't make 61#? So you make 55 or 50#. Anything that you lose is better than where you are now-right? I know that if you set your mind to it, you can and will do it. And if you don't, you'll try again, just like the rest of us. We all love you, hon, and we all are in this together! God bless and good luck!! (hugs) noel


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    Hi Karen. Boy oh boy, do I knw that lose it gain more song. I have changed my approach just lately and am working more on small streaks of easy to manage goals. I am ignoring the sccale for the most part. I really am focusing on becoming more healthy. I have decided exercise HAS to come into this. Good Luck,

    Gini
    2757 days ago
  • ESILBO
    WE ARE ALL SISTERS IN THERE, THIS IS THE REASON WE ARE HERE.
    SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU BACK KAREN, I AM NOT DOING WELL ON LOOSING BUT I STILL TRY EVERYDAY. I HAVE TO GO BACK TO BASICS AND LEAVE THE MAGIC THINKING BEHIND TOO.
    WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
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    ONE STEP AT THE TIME
    HUGS
    LISE
    2757 days ago
  • MASTERPIECE8
    Are we sisters? We must be. I 'share' your problems and I 'share' your pain! I need to rest everything too. I'm so glad Wyndy posted. She certainly made me think.

    Barb
    2757 days ago
  • SENATOR9
    Take it one day at a time Karen emoticon emoticon
    2757 days ago
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